Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention Initial Training
The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program is a behavior management system for organizations
committed to providing care and services in a respectful, safe environment. The training offers a foundation to
structure prevention and intervention approaches based on a philosophy of providing the best possible Care,
Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM for staff and those they are responsible for, even during crisis situations.
Strategies taught in the program provide staff members and/or staff teams with a framework for decision making and problem solving to prevent, de-escalate, and safely respond to disruptive or assaultive behavior. The program philosophy to promote the best Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM expands throughout the continuum of
interventions necessary when working towards reduction or elimination of restraint use. The program addresses
the serious issue of physical intervention through careful assessment of risks and an evaluation of what may
constitute a last resort.